“In the ‘70s and ‘80s we all had our fun, and now and then we went really too far. But, ultimately, it required a certain amount of clear thinking, a lot of hard work and good make-up to be accepted as a freak.” – Grace Jones
On May 19, 1978, Jamaican-born model and singer Grace Jones turned 30.
On June 7, she released her second studio album, Fame.
Five days later, she celebrated with a combination birthday/album release extravaganza at LaFarfelle Disco in New York.
Joining her was People magazine’s “Drag Queen of the Century” Divine, Andy Warhol, Elton John, Jerry Hall, Nona Hendryx and 16-year-old Jimmy Baio (star of Soap and cousin of Scott Baio). I might be wrong, but I think one of those go-go dancers was Juan Suarez Botas, an artist who was the inspiration for the Tom Hanks character in Philadelphia.
Check out the disco-drenched debauchery below